It’s Thanksgiving week and we pay homage to that wonderful family holiday on this episode of Ripley Radio, the official program of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! We start off with a bunch of weird and wild facts about the holiday, and then Susan Porter of St. Augustine Historical Society stops by and tells us that the original Thanksgiving was not in Massachusetts as we have been told all our lives; it was in St. Augustine! Go figure that one.
Additional Wacky and Unbelievable Stories on the Nov. 25, Thanksgiving episode of Ripley Radio: Sideshow Historian James Taylor continues his series on the most incredible people he has ever met, with a story on Jeannie Tomani, the half-lady; David Babcock knitted a 12-foot long scarf a couple weeks ago as he ran the Kansas City Marathon, setting a world record. He tells us why and how he does it, without dropping a stitch; Chad Lewis fills us in on a couple great winter road trip ideas; and Angela tells us about the day San Francisco became Gotham City and a 5-year old terminally ill boy got his last wish.
Punk rock poet and a true pioneer of rock and roll died in October, and we pay respect to the legend by playing his most commercial hit, Walk on the Wild Side, as this week’s musical egress.